Soldiers of the Press is a war drama that was created in New York and syndicated by World Broadcasting System. Little is known about the series or the total number of episodes. Each episode is 15 minutes long and retold a recent news story from action during World War II. The series was narrated by United Press correspondents including Walter Cronkike, Harrison Salisbury, and many lesser knowns such as Ralph Teasdale and Ann Stringer. The show was broadcast on WOR from 28 Feb 1943 until 5 Aug 1945 on Sundays at 12:30pm. There are at least 39 episodes in circulation out of the 148 known to exist.
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I thought this was fixed years ago by OTRR:
The actual United Press reporters did not play themselves in this series, according to Walter Cronkite, who was interviewed about the program on NPR.
They were still off in the war zones while the programs were made by (NY?) studio actors, sound effects folks, etc. , with scripts based on stories the reporters had filed for use in U.P.-subscriber newspapers. The series was a U.P. promotion in its lively competition with A.P.